April 28

Isaiah 39-41, Psalm 118

Today we read of some of the amazing descriptions of God’s creation. In Isaiah 40:22, we read, “It is He who sits above the circle of the earth,…”. Isaiah describes the earth as a circle over 2000 years before the intellectuals of the day were willing to believe that the world was not flat. We see so much more about the descriptions of His creation in the book of Job, especially chapters 38-41. In Job 26:7, it says, “He hangs the earth on nothing”, describing gravity well before anyone else believed it. We see the enormity of our God in Isaiah 40:12, “Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, Measured heaven with a span And calculated the dust of the earth on a measure? Weighed the mountains in scales And the hills in a balance?” The span of God’s hand is between the tip of His thumb and the tip of His little finger. Many are amazed when science verifies God. But this view is flipped incorrectly. God defines science, archaeology, history, and for that matter everything. When we consider the omniscience, omnipotence, and omnipresence of our God, it is staggering. As Paul says in Romans 11:33, “Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!”

Despite this, we read in today’s readings that our God of the universe is also personal and cares for each individual. In Isaiah 41:10, it says’ “Fear not, for I am with you”. In 41:13, it says, “For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, Saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.” God cares about the big things and the little things. This amazing, all powerful God, loves each of us personally and hears all of our prayers.

Many scoffers would like to dismiss what we believe. The amazing thing is that our story makes sense from beginning to end, from creation to end times. Those who would like to dismiss this view should attempt to explain their view from beginning to end and see how much sense it makes. Choosing to believe in nothing makes no sense, and simply stating a view without explaining it to it’s natural conclusion, like evolution, is equally ignorant. We live at a time when apathy and ignorance are rampant. Biblical illiteracy is at an all time high. As we read through our Bibles from cover to cover our story evolves, then culminates, and it all makes sense. If we are to reach nonbelievers we must be able to disseminate this story. In 1 Peter 3:15, it says, “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear.”

Messages from Pastor Lloyd Pulley:

Aaron Salvato